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Italianchips was born to be my recipes book online. But not a recipe book full of recipes yet to try. My intention was/is to put together only tested recipes, the ones I really like and want to cook/bake/prepare again.

The name Italianchips was meant as small pieces of Italy, as I live in Italy (I am a Brazilian who married an Italian). The recipes are not all Italian, but are the recipes I cook in Italy :-). I leave my intuition decide which recipes deserve to be tested – I am really attracted to some of them, and are the ones I try; but only the ones that satisfy me and my family are the ones that are going to be published.

Sorry for my English mistakes. I love the English language, but I am aware of my mistakes and I am grateful when someone corrects me. I write in English because it is the universal language. I like the feeling that I can connect with people from any part of the world through this language (it would not be possible in Portuguese nor Italian).

Since I was a teenager I like to photograph. I left it apart while children were young and my husband didn’t like to focus (I was always blurred in all photos) and that was the time we used some completely automatic cameras. Some years ago I bought a Canon and began to taste again what photograph is. All the photos of the blog are taken by me with my Canon 450D; most of the times using a 50mm lense.

Here you find recipes of all kinds. I do not follow the traditional Italian menu composed by a starter, a first course and a second course. We like to eat what we feel like eating. My favorite way to serve a lunch or dinner is to prepare kind a buffet, so we site alltogether at the table to enjoy ourselves eating together – without me going back and forth from the kitchen.

There are some finger foods as I firmly believe it is something I have on my DNA. When we were on our teens (me and my sister) we used to spend vacations and holidays on a family house close to Rio. Well, my father always prepared finger food for all of us while we were on the pool. Years after my sister began her catering company with…finger food!

I love to prepare bread. I don’t know why, but it gives me a special pleasure. I am always trying new recipes of bread, with and without yeast, flat breads, no kneading breads…breads of all kinds.

I do like so much also to prepare desserts and sweets for breakfast. Here in Italy we do not eat salty for breakfast (the traditional Italian breakfast is made of coffee or cappuccino with a croissant). I like to prepare plumcakes, muffins and cookies…that we often eat also at anytime of the day, just when we “feel like” ;-).

I am so glad to have you here. Please feel free to contact me whenever you feel like, for questions, suggestions, doubts about any recipe …I’ll be happy to answer you.

Buon appetito!,

Ana

 

A Super Easy Spinach Cake

A Super Easy Spinach Cake

This spinach cake is that kind of recipe that I am sure you will prepare more times. It is extremely easy to do as you just have to put together all the ingredients in a bowl, mix until combined and then bake. It is tasty and can be eaten at room temperature. So it can(…)

Delicious Spanakopita Rolls

Delicious Spanakopita Rolls

I was curious about spanakopita since the first time I saw it on a blog, it happened some time ago. I was always postponing this recipe because it seemed something different, that needed more attention and I was waiting for the right moment. Then I saw Alexandra’s Kitchen spanakopita recipe and it became more urgent. And(…)

A Simple Tuna Salad For a Summer Fresh Dinner

A Simple Tuna Salad For a Summer Fresh Dinner

Tuna salad was one of my favorite sandwiches when I was a teen ager in Rio. I loved the one sold by the Brazilian fast food chain Bob’s. It was made with toasted bread with the cold tuna salad inside. A perfect mix. Nowadays I don’t eat sandwiches that often, but I kept trying to(…)

My 5 Favorite Zucchini Recipes

My 5 Favorite Zucchini Recipes

Here you have my 5 top favorite zucchini recipes. I cook these dishes very often as I can find zucchini all over the year (even if the seasonal ones are the best). Zucchini have few calories and are easy to prepare and match with ingredients we usually already have at home. The top 5 zucchini(…)

Tasty Coconut Popsicles For Summer Days

Tasty Coconut Popsicles For Summer Days

When I found this coconut popsicles I decided I’d prepare them for my daughter’s return from China, where she stayed for 3 1/2 months with her university. So I did. Yesterday afternoon I prepared them and she arrived yesterday evening. Today I asked her if she would mind being my model for the coconut popsicles,(…)

A 90% Whole Grain Bread Soft and Simple to Prepare

A 90% Whole Grain Bread Soft and Simple to Prepare

I love whole grain bread. Since always. When I was a child there was white bread at home, but not everyday. The bread that never missed was the whole grain bread. I tried many recipes. Some good, others not so good. The whole grain is more difficult to knead and, even the one you buy(…)

A New Eggplant Recipe With Parmesan Crust

A New Eggplant Recipe With Parmesan Crust

A new eggplant recipe! When you begin to believe there are no other ways to cook eggplant, there comes a simple recipe you’d never seen before. This eggplant recipe seemes too simple for me and I was a little bit doubtful when I first tried it. Well, it IS simple, but also very tasty and(…)

The Best Ricotta Cheesecake For Me

The Best Ricotta Cheesecake For Me

This ricotta cheesecake conquered me. Cheesecakes are pretty common also here in Italy. I have tried some, prepared another recipes, but none had captured me. Since I have found this ricotta cheesecake. THIS is the one. I have found it on the great blog Alexandra’s Kitchen, and it seems that it is going to be my(…)

Small Bites of Pissaladiere, The French Salted Tart

Small Bites of Pissaladiere, The French Salted Tart

I knew pissaladiere, ma had never prepared it. Then I found this recipe for mini pissaladieres and tried it immediately. I love finger food. I love to prepare lunches and dinners with many different dishes and serve them all together – and this mini pissaladiere recipe is perfect for these occasions. They are very easy(…)

Super Easy Croissant Recipe

Super Easy Croissant Recipe

This croissant recipe will conquer you too. It is the simplest at all as it don’t require the common dough working the normal puff pastry needs, but it is so flaky the same. You just put together the ingredients quickly, a little rest in the fridge, roll out the dough and form the croissants, another(…)

Homemade Rusks Will Make You No Longer Buy Industrialized Ones

Homemade Rusks Will Make You No Longer Buy Industrialized Ones

I had seen some recipes of rusks some time ago, but I finally decided to prepare them the day before yesterday. What a surprise! While baking for the first time (they need 2 baking times, to make them crispy) it released such a good aroma that spread around in the house. It grew and bake(…)

Delicious Multigrain Bread

Delicious Multigrain Bread

The multigrain bread has quite always been present in my kitchen, since I was a child/teenager. My mother used to buy Graham bread, which was one of the few whole wheat breads then, but soon other kinds enriched with other seed began to appear at the supermarket shelves. When I lived in Rio again for(…)

An Easy Salted Zucchini Cake for Your Picnic or Buffet

An Easy Salted Zucchini Cake for Your Picnic or Buffet

As soon as I saw this salted zucchini cake I knew I’d be preparing it in little time. And so I did. I love recipes with zucchini (if you have read some other recipes here, you may have already noticed it ;-D), better if easy to prepare and risk free. I called it zucchini cake(…)

Delicious Cauliflower Cheese Breadsticks

Delicious Cauliflower Cheese Breadsticks

I had prepared these cauliflower cheese breadsticks a while ago, but as it happens often, I keep such a lot of recipes to post that sometimes I just forget to post them. Yesterday I was at the grocery’s and saw some cauliflowers (even if it’s end season here in Italy) and these cauliflower cheese breadsticks(…)

A Garlic Bread You Just Can’t Stop Eating

A Garlic Bread You Just Can’t Stop Eating

Garlic bread is quite always good. The taste of garlic adds that irresistible flavor and taste that I just cannot resist. But there are some garlic bread recipes that are better than others… This one is the one I actually prefer. It isn’t full of fat (obviously a lot of butter makes anything tasty, but(…)

A Zucchini Pie Easy so Prepare and so Tasty

A Zucchini Pie Easy so Prepare and so Tasty

I prepare this zucchini pie when I have friends for dinner and want to have dishes that can be prepared in advance. This zucchini pie pleases all. The puff pastry together with the grilled zucchini, ham and cheese make a tasty match that pleases all tastes. It is good even if you just enroll the(…)

Tasty Asparagus Sandwich

Tasty Asparagus Sandwich

This asparagus recipe is a good idea for an easy dinner or a buffet. It mixes the toasted puff pastry taste with asparagus, buffalo mozzarella and a light tomato sauce. An Italian flag with a lot of taste. Yesterday we had my Godmother and her children for dinner. Our children grew up together and I(…)

Lovely Dried Pineapple Flowers

Lovely Dried Pineapple Flowers

I had never seen these dried pineapple flowers since a couple of weeks ago. Guess what? I fell in love with them. I am Brazilian and so I am pretty confident with this fruit, so confident that often I don’t like the ones that are sold here in Italy, as they are too acid. But this super(…)

Intense Lemon Pie

Intense Lemon Pie

I decided to try this lemon pie to celebrate my first harvest of lemons (of a small lemon plant in a vase). Some time ago I saw lemon plants on the window sills of a building and fell in love with them. Later I bought a small plant but it seemed not to be happy(…)

Light Strawberry Trifle

Light Strawberry Trifle

I invented this strawberry trifle about an hourt ago. Just time to take a couple of photos and devore it, and I am already posting this super easy recipe. Why? Because I imagine there may be any of you sat there, surfing on the net with that sweet tooth, wanting to eat something sweet but(…)

Enchanting Apple Rose Tart

Enchanting Apple Rose Tart

I fell in love with this enchanting apple rose tart recipe. It is so lovely that I couldn’t wait much until trying it. This apple tart recipe has many advantages: other than having a few ingredients, it is pretty easy to prepare, can be a cute idea for a dessert or even ate as a(…)

A Light Stuffed Eggplant Recipe (No Frying)

A Light Stuffed Eggplant Recipe (No Frying)

I tried this stuffed eggplant recipe the day I saw it on an Italian online food magazine. And prepared it twice in a week :-). Yes, during Summertime we are surrounded by eggplants (and tomatoes and zucchini) here in Italy. They are a healthy vegetable, with few vitamins but a lot of fiber. And God,(…)

Delicious Green Salad

Delicious Green Salad

I prepared this green salad for me yesterday. I loved it and I am already planning when I am going to eat it again ;-). It is basically a green salad with bacon, poached egg and a mustard dressing. The tastes match perfectly and if you eat it with some bread, it becomes a complete(…)

Delicious zucchini pizza crust

Delicious zucchini pizza crust

This zucchini pizza crust is a a good alternative to the low carb pizza crust I posted some months ago. I think it is a good way to eat vegetables while eating pizza and…eating pizza while eating vegetables ;-). It is a great idea for dinner, a comfort food with little flour on the recipe, that(…)

Napoleons pastries … who resists?

Napoleons pastries … who resists?

I wasn’t such a fan of napoleons pastries since the day before yesterday. I remember when I was a child and my parents were still together that my father used to buy napoleaons for my mother in a cute pastry shop in Ipanema, called Achille’s. In Brazil they are called as in Italian – mil(…)

Sweet and sour vegetables

Sweet and sour vegetables

I loved these sweet and sour vegetables since the first time I prepared them. My children don’t like vegetables that much but I don’t mind – I ate it all by myself…while my husband was still deciding if he wanted them or not! Sometimes we think that the sweet and sour is too drastic, or(…)

15 minutes coconut truffle recipe!

15 minutes coconut truffle recipe!

I was really curious about this coconut truffle recipe. No baking…15 minutes ready??? And it is true! They are so tasty, so good, so easy! It is perfect to present someone when you’re invited to dinner, it’s perfect for any occasion as you really need little time to prepare this irresistible truffles. You just have(…)

Caramelized onions to die for

Caramelized onions to die for

The first time I prepared these caramelized onions I ate it all by myself.  So for the next times I prepared bigger quantities. This caramelized onions recipe is so easy you can’t make anything wrong. It is pretty simple and I assure you will have success with your guests. I served it with Carasau bread, as on(…)

A Greek cheese tart you will not resist, I swear!

A Greek cheese tart you will not resist, I swear!

When I found this Greek cheese tart I was tempted to do it the same day. But I didn’t have feta (Greek cheese) at home…but it remained in my mind, and today I prepared it before lunch. This cheese tart is so easy to prepare that I was quite doubtful. Then the strong aroma while(…)

Italian donuts, the Carnival fritters in Italy

Italian donuts, the Carnival fritters in Italy

These are the typical Italian donuts prepared here for Carnival. This is also the original recipe of my husband’s aunt Pina ( a very common name in Italy, it’s the nickname of Giuseppina that comes from Giuseppe – Josef). These donuts are tasty and easy to prepare. One of those recipes that “come by themselves”,(…)